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Author Information: Valiska Gregory

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Award-winning poet and children's book author Valiska Gregory grew up in an immigrant neighborhood in Chicago and has published over a dozen books for children including Through the Mickle Woods, Kate's Giants, and Shirley's Wonderful Baby. Translated in seven different languages, her books have received Parents' Choice Awards, been chosen for the American Booksellers' "Pick of the Lists" and featured on PBS and national television. Currently, Ms. Gregory is Writer-in-residence at Butler University and Director of the Butler University Childrenšs Literature Conference. She has two grown daughters and lives with her husband in Indianapolis. Ms. Gregory regularly reviews childrenšs books for Publishers Weekly and enjoys speaking at schools, libraries, and conferences across the country.


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